A Dream Come True For Some!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by wet line, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    I don't see WA changing very much very soon. Sport fishermen, if they perfer activism over apathy, which most don't, then prefer to beat each other up, while the united commercial fisherment keep the WA state legislative mandate for commercial harvest intact. A proven formula for commercial interests to keep on winning.

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  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I worked for Kitsap County for 30 years before retiring. I worked for the Zoning/Community Development Division for around 9 years, and the rest in Parks and Recreation. I NEVER once ever saw a fly fishing club, or any fishing club EVER attend a public meeting on some housing development or other commercial proposal to protest or raise concern over a nearby creek or stream for protection of salmon, steelhead or cutthroat. NEVER once! This is only one scenario of why our fishing gets worse. (I mean, after all, who cares about a little fish called a cutthroat in a stream that is 3 feet wide......). If County Commissioners and Planning Commissioners "heard" from fisherman once in a while, maybe things would improve relative to land development issues and another small piece of habitat might be protected.... All the pieces add up. But fly fishing clubs don't generally go to public hearings and protest something or give input to Environmental Checklist and Assessment Reviews. And that's all I have to say about that.
     
  3. oldskool

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    Evan Burck 2012
     
  4. RainbowBass

    RainbowBass Pumpkinseed sushi

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    Effin politics. NOthing to do with fish. Nothing at all.

    Declining steelhead populations come from -
    Hatchery plants
    Dams
    Tribal netting
    Commercial Netting
    High demand for non-farmed fish (AKA the Whole Foods crowd)
    WDFW's no escapement policies
    Nasty spring runoff (climate change/clear-cutting? who the f&^k knows?)
    Evil leprechauns

    WDFW may not help the problem - but with their limited budget and influence, there is really nothing they can do.
    Make the f$%king tribes choose between casinos or salmon. Tell the BPA to start burning coal. Go restore a riparian zone.

    It's not gonna change until the steelhead have dwindled to 2-3 returns per year. Politicians never make anything better. Never.
     
  5. Keith Hixson

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    I'll wait and see. Probably the same type of administration as before with less imput from the public. I don't expect much change. But, we'll wait and see.
     
  6. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Keith, can I get ya another beer? More popcorn?
    I put my vasoline on every morning, cause I know I'm gonna get screwed at least once each day.
    The fish get screwed, deer, elk, etc.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I quit drinking beer, but I like popcorn. I just ran out. I think I will go fishing now. That is a lot more fun than reading this shit.
     
  8. Keith Hixson

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    I was out climbing the ridge (a trail outside of Ellensburg that many young folks, college students climb for exercise) came across a young lady in her thirties, we chatted for awhile and she told me she had been replaced at the county level. She was an environmental planner and the local planning department had decided to eliminate her job and contract outside the county for environmental planning. My concern is that the local concerns can be overlooked by an outside planning organization. I have the same feeling about the state when they begin lumping things together. When you combine and make things bigger, you don't usually make things better. However, in this state if things get out of hand, sportsmen can go to old initiative make them do it right. But, I I'll wait see before jumping to conclusions.
     
  9. Wilken

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    Wet Line. You say the actions of the Dems are so clear and evident and, as usual, you don't give one friggin' example. You state that you weren't the originator of the political slant or Party affiliation part of this thread and yet you clearly state in your first post that the Dems are to blame. Then, when someone poiints it out, you are silent. How typical of a rightwingnut. I'm surprised you are a senior member because based on your complete lack of examples and your inability to remember what you write (not to mention your poor grammar, spelling and non existent knowledge of fisheries managment and fish biology), you would be a truly pathetic excuse for an adult. I'm guessing that you are a teenager attempting to show off by spouting your mouth off about a topic that is clearly beyond your understanding! Isn't it obvious by the responses your post received that you are far beyond the range of your intellect? I for one will ignore any further posts or replies that originate from you. You sound like a teabagger and we all know how much they care about the environment.
     

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